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Caragh Thuring

27 April - 1 June 2018

Caragh Thuring Loop Bridge, 2018

Caragh Thuring
Loop Bridge, 2018
Oil, acrylic and pigment on linen
65 x 54 inches
165.1 x 137.2 cm

Caragh Thuring, Bank Shot, 2018

Caragh Thuring

Bank Shot, 2018

Acrylic, pigment, line marker, oil, charcoal and graphite on linen

65 x 54 inches

165.1 x 137.2 cm

Caragh Thuring, Baize, 2018

Caragh Thuring

Baize, 2018

Acrylic, oil, sumi ink, oil stick and graphite on linen

65 x 54 inches

165.1 x 137.2 cm

Caragh Thuring, Deep Screw, 2018

Caragh Thuring

Deep Screw, 2018

Oil, line marker, bitumen and graphite powder on woven cotton and linen

65 x 54 inches

165.1 x 137.2 cm

Caragh Thuring, Double Kiss, 2018

Caragh Thuring

Double Kiss, 2018

Graphite, pigment, oil and charcoal on linen

65 x 54 inches

165.1 x 137.2 cm

Caragh Thuring, Plant, 2018

Caragh Thuring

Plant, 2018

Acrylic, Japanese ink, oil stick, oil and pigment on linen

65 x 54 inches

165.1 x 137.2 cm

Press Release

Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present a series of new works by London-based Caragh Thuring. Her second exhibition at the gallery comprises seven paintings, each identical in scale and set against a backdrop of painted tartan.

 

This series follows a recent collaboration between Thuring and traditional silk weavers in Suffolk, England, for which the artist painted onto the surface of woven fabric she had commissioned.  For this series, Thuring has painted tartan patterns directly onto her characteristic unprimed linen, lending structure to each image and anchoring the body as a whole, connecting the otherwise-unrelated objects of the paintings’ foregrounds. For Deep Screw, the artist has used both techniques: the canvas is made of a woven brick pattern - a reuse of an earlier painting - which forms the painting’s background as Thuring paints the completed tartan overtop.

 

Layering of imagery and incongruity of scale heighten the dreamlike nature of the pictures. The seemingly-disparate subjects exist in a balance of abstraction and realism. Trees, silhouetted, blow in the breeze in Plant, while coins rain down onto a bent Rubens-esque figure in Bank Shot. Submarines, a handbag and volcanoes are displayed in perceived mid-motion and purposeful un-symmetry. The paintings’ titles feature playful references to the game of snooker without diverging entirely from their images.

 

Caragh Thuring was born in 1972. She lives and works in London. Thuring received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1995 from Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK. Thuring’s solo exhibitions include Thomas Dane Gallery, London, The Chisenhale Gallery, London, and Simon Preston Gallery, New York.  Her work is included in many public and private collections, among them the Tate, Arts Council Collection, Government Art Collection and The Zabludowicz Collection.